Windsor & Hantsport Railway
1994 - 2010
by David Othen
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About the Book
The mainstay of the railway has been the haulage of gypsum from two quarries east of Windsor, Nova Scotia to the loading dock at Hantsport, on the Bay of Fundy.
The railway has also hauled soya meal and other feed grains, vegetable oil, logs and dust suppressant between the interchange with CN at Windsor Junction and New Minas. By 2010 only the track between the quarries and Hantsport was in use.
This book illustrates all of these operations with 83 colour photographs..
The Late David Othen (1943-2016) He had been interested in trains since he was a child in the 1940s. Early memories include standing on the footplate of the Flying Scotsman at King's Cross. He has photographed and taken video of trains across North America, Britain and Europe. He was a volunteer on several tourist railroads and was a senior Trainman on the Salem & Hillsborough Railroad in New Brunswick. He was also fortunate enough to travel on the footplate of, and help fire, coal, wood and oil-burning steam engines and to drive steam and diesel engines.